Posts Tagged "Inspiration"

5 Things I Learned in 2014 & Some Resolutions for 2015

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 0 comments

I think of 2013 as “The Year I Learned To Accept Publishing For What It Is (and to stop whining about it)”, and that year held a lot of rough, pretty low patches for me. I wasn’t the only one. In fact, if you do a quick scan of blogs from other authors in my debut year (2012), you’ll see almost every one went through the same emotional highs, lows, and fist-clenching frustrations. It’s just part of the author’s journey. But I weathered 2013…only to face a new year with a whole new set of challenges. Forever after, 2014 will be “The Year That I...

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Facing Fear and Tackling Writer’s Block

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Ask Sooz a Question, Writers, Writing Resources | 3 comments

As promised for NaNoWriMo, I’m organizing all my past content so that YOU can more easily find what you’re looking for. During week 1, I covered A Writer’s Basic Toolbox, and in week 2, I dug deeper into the more advanced tools at a writer’s disposal. Week 3 was for The Productive Writer, and this week, we’re moving onto fear, writer’s block, and passion.   Fear & Self-Doubt From FRAB to Fab, Part 1: the oft-forgotten culprit behind writer’s block From FRAB to Fab, Part 2: finding the fears that hold you back From FRAB to Fab, Part 3:  the science of fear and why...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 4): the power of rhythm

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Writers, Writing Resources | 9 comments

Hello, Dear Readers! I’m back from my desert adventure and am now a Real Adult (as marked by turning 30). Huzzah! More importantly, I’m returned to the blog so we can continue the Increase Your Writing Productivity blog series. If you’re just joining the series, then make sure you read the earlier posts so that today’s makes sense: The Productivity Pyramid The Power of Ritual The Power of Routine This week, I’m talking about rhythm (I have the hardest time spelling that word. EVERY TIME, I type it wrong). This is the third step on the Productivity Pyramid, and...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 3): the power of routine

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 10 comments

Ah, routine. The second step on the Productivity Pyramid. In case you’re new to the series, you can learn more here: The Productivity Pyramid The Power of Ritual Now back to routine. I almost made this the base of the Productivity Pyramid because it can be so powerful for productivity–and not just creative productivity, but for all aspects of your life. Ultimately, though, I settled on ritual as the base because I realize not everyone can routinize their everyday life. Also, rituals can allow you to reach creative flow at any point in the day–something a routine is not able...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 2): the power of ritual

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 25 comments

Last week, I introduced my Productivity Pyramid (that isn’t a pyramid at all, but I just can’t let go of the lovely alliteration from 2 p’s, you know?). This week, I’m focusing on what I think is the most important part of that pyramid–the base upon which all the other R-words are built. Yeah, that’s right: Ritual. A ritual is (according to Merriam-Webster) “an act or series of acts done in a particular situation and in the same way each time.” Rituals are INCREDIBLY powerful tools, and they can be the key to unlocking some great habits. But...

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